George London

George London

Crisis 2011 : Invitation to Match My Donation

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[div=background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; margin: 8px;] [lt]h2[gt][span=font-weight: normal;]Crisis At Christmas[/span][lt]/h2[gt] [p]This Christmas marks the 40th year that Crisis (the national charity for single homeless people) has been running, and it's also the 4th year that I've decided to donate my time and volunteer for them.[/p] [p]Their year-round work is run from their 'Crisis Skylight' centres around the country, but for eight days over the Christmas period, Crisis opens nine specialist centres around London. The buildings that house the four residential and five day centres are donated for Crisis' use, manned by volunteers and stocked by generous donations.[/p] [p]For eight days and nights we provide beds for the most vulnerable, as well as health checks, clothing, haircuts, access to computers and advice about housing and jobs, and alongside lasting help for those with addictions and mental health difficulties.[/p] [p]Each year, the centres are manned and managed by 8,000+ volunteers who donate their time and energy to support up to 3,000 homeless guests.[/p] [lt]h2[gt][span=font-weight: normal;]An Invitation to Match My Donation[/span][lt]/h2[gt] [p]Last year I decided to encourage those around me to donate money too, to help fund their delivery of more life-changing services and campaign for change. My target was £467 which equated to paying me £5.84 per hour for my 80 hours. You all blew me away with your generosity and together we raised over £1,060 which helped provide places at the Crisis Christmas table for over 45 guests.[/p] [p]This will be my fourth year as a General Volunteer and I have again signed up for each of the eight night shifts(!) between 22-30th December. Again, I'd like to give my friends and family the opportunity to help by donating their hard-won cashmoneyhardcurrency and this year I've settled on the OCD-pleasing figure of £500 which will fund more than 21 spaces for vulnerable adults this Christmas. It equates to paying me UK minimum wage (£6.08) for each of the 82.1 hours I'll be volunteering, so if you decide to give, you'll be matching my donation of time with a financial donation of your own.[/p] [lt]h2[gt][span=font-weight: normal;]Volunteering[/span][lt]/h2[gt] [p]There is a saying amongst Crisis volunteers that "everyone has their reasons for volunteering". We all get something from the experience that is hard to find elsewhere, and we give our time in the knowledge that we are helping some of our society's most vulnerable people. And we also get to meet an incredibly varied and endlessly fascinating bunch of guests and volunteers, and make lasting friendships.[/p] [p]If you want to find out more about volunteering yourself, visit[url=http://is.gd/U2xQqp]http://is.gd/U2xQqp[/url][/p] [p]Even if you didn't donate here today, just be nice to someone today when you wouldn't normally. :-)[/p] [p]Wishing love, laughter and light for you all through the rest of December and into the new year ahead.[/p] [p]Thanks again from me, and from my fellow volunteers and guests.[/p] [p]G.[/p] [/div]

Event

Charity

Supporters


Jan 17, 2012

Anonymous

Hopefully this gets you over the top George.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jan 16, 2012

Anonymous

£5.41


Jan 6, 2012

Anonymous

Well done George. Great effort !

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jan 5, 2012

Anonymous

Nice one George :-)

£20.00


Jan 4, 2012

Anna Savva

Well done! Sorry it's late, I wish you a happy & fulfilling 2012

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jan 4, 2012

Anonymous

Good on yer! I spent an hour in one of the Centres playing some music and enjoyed it for the experience but 82 hours of it is something else!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jan 4, 2012

Parisa

Well done George!! xxx

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jan 4, 2012

Rosco

Well done G Georgio Savva-Lavva Georgy-Georgiolopolis

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jan 4, 2012

Emanuele Roccucci

Wonderful! Congratulation George and Happy new Year!

£20.00


Jan 4, 2012

Anonymous

You are a legend...

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Back to Top